Back for One Night... Mama's Black Sheep : Wed Jul 29, 2015
Mama's Black Sheep is a power pop duo full of life, love, fun & energy. This musical collision of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) & Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals) effortlessly erases boundaries between the genres of pop, rock, country & blues creating an atmosphere of hand-clappin, foot-stompin congregational good times. With a casual demeanor onstage, these ladies will make you feel like you’ve known them and their music for years, and perhaps you have, as they are both veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit. They will make you laugh, cry, and sometimes even watch in disbelief wondering how two musicians can create a sound rich enough to make you think you’re listening to a full band.
An Evening of Indie Rock with The Duskwhales : Wed Aug 5, 2015
The Duskwhales are a three-piece indie rock band formed in Manassas, Virginia in 2010. With influences ranging from The Beatles and The Doors to Vampire Weekend and Of Montreal, the young trio melds a retro 60’s feel with a modern twist of intricate rhythms and upbeat melodies that permeates onstage and in recordings. They have shared the stage with national acts Jesse McCartney, DMA's, Marie Miller, and The Ready Set as well as performed to packed audiences across the Mid-Atlantic region at venues such as Rock & Roll Hotel, DC9, Jammin' Java, and Arlene's Grocery. In August 2014, the band released a self-titled LP to praise from music blogs and listeners alike. With a unique sound and fast-growing fan base, The Duskwhales are prepared to make a splash in the independent music scene.
Alternative Folk Rock by Mercy Creek : Wed Aug 12, 2015
Based in Virginia, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock. Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique. From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek's songs are anchored by Nystrom's beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics. Mercy Creek has released 7 independent albums and have been a full time performing act since 1998, playing across the country at clubs, festivals, and concerts.
Fireside Collective from Asheville Returns to TRiO : Wed Aug 26, 2015
Fireside Collective, a Progressive Folk band heavily influence by American Roots Music, features strong musicianship, colorful harmonies, and contemporary original music. Founding member Jesse Iaquinto plays mandolin and sings lead vocals alongside Dobro player Tommy Maher, acoustic guitarist Josh Bertram, and bassist Carson White. Proud to be a part of Asheville, North Carolina's burgeoning music and art scene, the Collective seeks to bridge the gaps between early folk music, the urban folk revival, and the current folk renaissance happening today. Expect to see an energetic live show featuring songs of leaving, songs of love, and songs of life.